Talking Prices: Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary art [Audiobook] download free by Olav Velthuis

Talking Prices: Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary art Audiobook download free by Olav Velthuis
  • Listen audiobook: Talking Prices: Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary art
  • Author: Olav Velthuis
  • Release date: 2011/11/25
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Business, Finance and Law
  • ISBN: 9780691134031
  • Rating: 8.86 of 10
  • Votes: 225
  • Review by: Kye Bonner
  • Review rating: 8.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/15
  • Duration: 3H40M35S in 256 kbps (57.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-27
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WavPack, FLAC, WMA, MP3, MPEG4, WAV (compression LZO, LZ, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M37S (4.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? Talking Prices is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art galleries juggle the contradictory logics of art and economics. In doing so, they rely on a highly ritualized business repertoire. For instance, a sharp distinction between a gallery's museumlike front space and its businesslike back space safeguards the separation of art from commerce. Velthuis shows that prices, far from being abstract numbers, convey rich meanings to trading partners that extend well beyond the works of art. A high price may indicate not only the quality of a work but also the identity of collectors who bought it before the artist's reputation was established. Such meanings are far from unequivocal. For some, a high price may be a symbol of status; for others, it is a symbol of fraud.Whereas sociological thought has long viewed prices as reducing qualities to quantities, this pathbreaking and engagingly written book reveals the rich world behind these numerical values. Art dealers distinguish different types of prices and attach moral significance to them. Thus the price mechanism constitutes a symbolic system akin to language.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Media, Information & Communication Industries, Sociology, Art Books, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Art Finance, Art History: From c 1960
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 29.72 USD
  • Dimensions: 161.04x234.7x17.02mm
  • Weight: 397g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States

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